28+29 January 2017 – RESONANCE & VOICE TEXTURES
a Genetic Choir workshop
The voice is a special system in our body – it is eager to learn and it reacts to its own sounds. By opening your ears alone, your voice can learn to become more free and resonant.
This workshop will improve your voice by focussing for one weekend on the aspects of sound that are often overlooked: resonance, texture, timbre, overtones. Whatever level of experience you are at, this work will increase your singing skill: Beginners will be surprised about the round and resonant sound that their voice will gain, and the ease of singing that comes with it. Experienced and professional singers will improve their ability to do precision-work in this area: Using timbre and textures to compose music, solo and ‘en groupe’. How to create both soothing carpets of sound and grinding dissonant cluster-chords. How to develop the music together, how to dissolve your voice in a sea of sounds, but also make clearly defined choices and go your own way, if you are inclined to.
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The Genetic Choir Ensemble will perform
Saturday, 18 June 2016
a graduation work of Cathalijne Smulders from the Cure Master of Sanderg Institute
Place: Burgerweeshuis, IJsbaanpad 1-5 Amsterdam
Time: Performances will start at 12:00 and 13:00. Be welcome!
Linking nicely with Genetic Choir’s recent work at the Sarphatihuis Amsterdam
where we worked with people with somatic, geriatric or psychiatric backgrounds, in this performance piece we will be working with Cathelijne Smulders and Tamara van Scheppingen in a combined exploration of the disruption of speaking and our relationship to space.
CIRCLE is an exploration of voices that mirror the boundaries of a space, an utterance, the other and a certain duration. It is part of a series of works that echo, mirror, displace and interrupt a ( ), to (dis)orientate prevailing flows of attention and meaning in favor of a more open, synthetic, porous and affectionate proposition of what ( ) can be.
Composing vocal music in the amazing super-echo environment of an abandoned silo, in the former harbour of Amsterdam.
This is what the Genetic Choir did last month and here is the first of a number of instant compositions we recorded there. ( Maybe a new CD in the making…? )
Many thanks to
Jakub Kupikowski for the suggestion
Carolien Zwirt for the connection
and AMVEST for the permission and opportunity
You can find more Genetic Choir music on our Audio Page or on our first CD.
There are a few places left for the intro workshop of this beginning season:
Friday, 14 September – 10:00 to 17:00 – Amsterdam
More info, click here
Costs: 60 Euro + VAT 19% (71,40 Euro)
Resonant Voices workshop
23-25 March 2012 – few places left – click here for more info
In planning state:
The edge of language
22 April 2012 – 10:00-17:00
A one-day workshop taking further the research of the Language Choir.
Zooming in on the aspect of deconstructing & reconstructing words in the Genetic Choir pressure-cooker: Sound, syllables, from words to sound and from sound to words. Poetry created from a choir that knows the power of vowels and consonants. 🙂
Pioneers: 35,- Euro (for the first 6 people who sign in)
Normal price: 60,- Euro
Give yourself up through the form on the Contact page.